We’re Avalara, and we’re building cloud compliance to handle every transaction in the world.

Imagine every transaction you make — every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, meal kit, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, whether physical or digital, there’s an accompanying unique and nuanced compliance calculation.

The logic behind calculating taxes — the rules, rates, and boundaries — is a global, layered, three-dimensional mess of complexity, with compliance dictated by governments and applied by every business, every day.Avalara works with businesses of all sizes, all over the world — from corner stores to gigantic global retailers — to calculate tax accurately and automatically, at speeds measured in milliseconds.

That’s a massive technical challenge, in terms of scale, reliability, and complexity, and we do it better than anyone. That’s why we’re growing fast.


Culture and Values at Avalara

Our team members have shared success traits. In the words of our founder Scott Macfarlane – “a combination of the following characteristics are common for Avalarians; they form the basis for our winning culture and we value them highly.”

Being a successful Avalarian means close collaboration with talented coworkers who are passionate about the work we do and the way we do it. We have fun. And we have each other’s backs.If you’d like to learn a little more about them – here’s a link to what we call our “Success Traits”.


At Avalara, we win together

Our success hinges on our people. We attract and develop the best talent to strengthen our diverse and inclusive team.

If you’d like to hear what it’s like to work here directly from some Avalarians, here’s a video to get you up to speed:

Or you can learn more about our employee resource groups and other ways our employees connect and engage, here.

Our employee benefits

Here are just a few of the benefits our employees enjoy.

Competitive Compensation

Many Avalara employees are eligible for bonuses, retirement savings plans, and financial planning assistance—all of course in addition to salary, paid time off, and 12 weeks paid parental leave.

Health and Wellness

We offer a selection of medical plans including an option with 100% coverage for employee premium and a generous family contribution. In addition, we offer FSA and HSA accounts, dental and vision coverage, and an employee assistance program.

Career Development

Our career growth and mentorship opportunities mean that as our company grows, our employees grow, too.

Commuter Perks

We support hybrid work and flexible schedules—and we make getting to the office a little easier and less costly with subsidized transportation options.

Our Interview Process

We strive to provide a consistent and objective interview process for all candidates who are interested in joining Avalara.  We utilize both behavioral based interview questions along with assessments to make sure each candidate is judged on a level playing field, and provide plenty of opportunities for candidates to ask questions and learn more about the team they will be joining.

Where you’ll find us

Avalara has offices across the U.S. – with our biggest office in Durham, North Carolina – and around the world, in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K.